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LETTER: ‘Housing First is designed to address chronic homelessness…’

LETTER: ‘Housing First is designed to address chronic homelessness…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, Food. Water. Shelter. The... [Read more]

Urban Center Plan Community Vision Workshop will be Wednesday, Mar. 6

Urban Center Plan Community Vision Workshop will be Wednesday, Mar. 6

The City of Burien will be holding an Urban Center Plan Community Vision Workshop on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Southgate Masonic Hall (1004 SW 152nd Street): What will Burien’s... [Read more]

Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

The Port of Seattle announced on Thursday (Feb. 21) that it plans to release a Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Tuesday, Feb. 26: This will be an update from the Port regarding the SAMP... [Read more]

BEDP, biz survey, lodging tax & more on agenda for Monday Study Session

BEDP, biz survey, lodging tax & more on agenda for Monday Study Session

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session is a report from the BEDP, results from a recent business survey, discussion on the Fairness Doctrine and more. The meeting starts... [Read more]

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment regarding potential locations for Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility South begins TODAY – Tuesday, Feb. 19 – and continues through April 1. This is an opportunity... [Read more]

Due to weather, City of Burien reschedules Tenant Protections Meetings

Due to weather, City of Burien reschedules Tenant Protections Meetings

Due to inclement weather, the City of Burien has rescheduled its Tenant Protections Meetings to Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Tuesday, Mar. 5 at City Hall. In order to gather feedback about how proposed tenant... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Open Houses on sign code revisions Feb. 27 & 28

City of Burien holding Open Houses on sign code revisions Feb. 27 & 28

The City of Burien is updating its sign code for temporary signs such as A-boards, banners, campaign signs, etc., and they’ll be holding two informational Open Houses. If you use any of these signs,... [Read more]

‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ has been rescheduled to Mar. 12

‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ has been rescheduled to Mar. 12

UPDATE: Due to weather and road conditions, organizers have rescheduled the ‘Evening with Austin Bell’ event to Tuesday, March 12: “In making our decision, we chose to look to the City... [Read more]

Tenant Protections Community Conversation at Burien Library Feb. 20

Tenant Protections Community Conversation at Burien Library Feb. 20

A Tenant Protections Community Conversation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Burien Library. Here’s more info from a Facebook event page:Are you a renter or landlord... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response

Due to the impending SnowViaDoom™, Burien City Hall, the Burien Community Center, and Moshier Art Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8. And yes, as of 12:45 p.m.-ish, flakes... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #17: The Myth of Engagement’  presented to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #17: The Myth of Engagement’ presented to Port of Seattle

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston continues his ‘The Briefing’ project, a one-man crusade (and documentary) against the Port of Seattle Commission, and his most recently testimony... [Read more]

UPDATE: There will be no Burien City Council meeting tonight

UPDATE: There will be no Burien City Council meeting tonight

Due to severe weather conditions, the City of Burien announced that there will be no City Council meeting tonight (Monday, Feb. 4): Because of severe weather conditions, Burien City Hall will be closed... [Read more]

St. Francis 8th grader serves as Page for Sen. Karen Keiser in State Senate

St. Francis 8th grader serves as Page for Sen. Karen Keiser in State Senate

Congrats to St. Francis of Assisi 8th grader Gabriel Hamilton, 14, who served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 21. Pages are sponsored by the Senator from their legislative... [Read more]

Merrill Gardens hosting ‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ on Feb. 12

Merrill Gardens hosting ‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ on Feb. 12

ACLU Burien People Power and Merrill Gardens Senior Living will be hosting Burien’s Deputy Mayor Austin Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to discuss his thoughts and priorities – and how citizens can make... [Read more]

A report from the ‘Strong Connections’ community brainstorming session

A report from the ‘Strong Connections’ community brainstorming session

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann On Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 54 people arrived at Navos’ Revelle Hall for lively discussions about “Strong Visions for Burien”, led by Irene Danysh of Community... [Read more]